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Leaving gifts to charity in your Will

The government introduced new rules to encourage charitable giving on death in 2012. The rule which has remained unchanged ever since means that a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax (IHT) of 36% (reduced...

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Tax relief for working from home

If you are an employee working from home, you may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work. Employers can reimburse employees for the additional...

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Replacement of domestic items in let property

The replacement of domestic items relief has been in place since April 2016. The relief allows landlords to claim tax relief when they replace movable furniture, furnishings, household appliances and...

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Global minimum Corporation Tax of 15%

A new consultation has been published by the UK government seeking views for how a worldwide 15% minimum Corporation Tax should be enforced domestically. This follows more than 130 countries signing...

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HMRC “sweetheart” deals

HMRC has issued an interesting press release stating that ‘Fact: HMRC does not do ‘sweetheart deals’. HMRC makes sure every taxpayer, no matter what their size, pays everything they owe.’ This denial...

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Company reconstructions – liabilities restriction

The rules for the Corporation Tax treatment of carried forward losses changed from 1 April 2017. The changes increased flexibility to set off carried forward losses against total profits of the same...

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HMRC agree delay in tax return deadline

HMRC has announced that late filing penalties will be waived for taxpayers that file their 2020-21 Self-Assessment returns by 28 February 2022. The due date of 31 January 2022 remains and HMRC is...

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Delay in implementing late payment penalties

In tandem with the announcement that no late filing penalties will be issued for 2020-21 Self-Assessment returns submitted by 28 February 2022, HMRC has also confirmed a delay in implementing late...

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Are you registered for Making Tax Digital for VAT?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is to be extended to cover businesses with a turnover below the VAT threshold from April 2022. The MTD for VAT regime started in April 2019 when businesses with a...

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HMRC fraud squad net £1bn from criminals

HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) was launched in April 2016. The FIS is responsible for HMRC’s civil and criminal investigations into the most serious fraud and wrongdoing. It has been...

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Omicron funding delivered to local authorities

Just before the Christmas break, the Chancellor announced a new support package for some businesses most affected by the Omicron variant. The biggest single measure was the re-introduction of one-off...

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Customs controls from 1 January 2022

There are special procedures for importing goods into the UK. Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, the process for importing goods from the EU effectively mirrors the...

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